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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:08 PM
i broke 3 ribs and cracked 4 others about 2 weeks ago. 3 days in the hospital,5 bags of intervenus morfine,and antibiotics for pnemonia later,i'm getting better but my throught is killing me! my asthma is getting bugged,any good home remedys anyone has before i have to go back to the (witch) doctor again!?
any help would be appreciated!

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:11 PM
glad you are alive


Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better.

Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort:
Gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 mL) of warm water.
If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation.
Prevent dehydration. Fluids may help thin secretions and soothe an irritated throat. Hot fluids, such as tea or soup, may help decrease throat irritation.
Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom.
Warm or cool mist may help you feel more comfortable by soothing the swollen air passages. It may also relieve hoarseness. But don't let your room become uncomfortably cold or very damp.
Use a shallow pan of water to provide moisture in the air through evaporation if you don't have a humidifier. Place the pan in a safe location where no one will trip on it or fall into it.
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke. For more information, see the topic Quitting Smoking.
If you suspect that problems with stomach acid may be causing your sore throat, see the topic Heartburn.
Consider taking nonprescription medicine for your symptoms.

Use nonprescription throat lozenges.
Some nonprescription throat lozenges, such as Sucrets Maximum Strength or Spec-T, are safe and effective and have medicine (local anesthetic) that numbs the throat to soothe pain.
Regular cough drops may also help.
Use a decongestant.
Decongestants make breathing easier by shrinking swollen mucous membranes in the nose, allowing air to pass through. They also help relieve a runny nose and postnasal drip, which can cause a sore throat.
Decongestants can be taken orally or used as decongestant nasal sprays. Oral decongestants (pills) are probably more effective and provide longer relief but may cause more side effects.
These medicines may not be safe for young children or for people who have certain health problems. Before you use them, check the label. If you do use these medicines, always follow the directions about how much to use based on age and in some cases weight. For more information about medicine safety, see the topics Over-the-Counter Medicine Precautions and Quick Tips: Giving Over-the-Counter Medicines to Children.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:16 PM
A shot of whiskey and a honey chaser!

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:24 PM
reply to post by reficul

if your throat is sore from a breathing apparatus,try some ice cream and then hot lemon and honey tea before dreamland

hope you feel better

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:28 PM
All the posts so far are spot on. You will want to avoid as many oils as you can though because they can help breed infection.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:30 PM
Yep, WebMD and Grandma are always right.. the warmer the water is better (not hot!) but yes your throat should feel better in 24 hours if you follow the directions in the copy Lysergic posted.

And yes, whiskey or brandy with a honey chaser is gonna do some fixin' too. Just watch the prescription meds, of course.. bad, bad combo as we all know.

For your asthma, honey has also been known to calm the asthma symptoms.
It may take a few months of ingesting it before you notice a difference, but I bet you would, if you haven't tried it.

I could provide links, but just on here for a bit.

All the best to you! You've been through quite a lot!

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:32 PM
reply to post by Lysergic

thanx for the help! would rather do the drug free thing,but its getting to the point where.......!
i use electric heat which i'm sure isn't helping,but its -15 degrees celcius where i live so the heat has to stay on!
no pain meds for the ribs (bad stuff!) but i use a bit of cannabis for that which isn't helping the throght. got the pot of hot water out already.
thanx again!

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:34 PM
I gargle with a good Scotch.

Hate like Hell to spit it out - - - but I do if on meds.

I also sip water or suck ice chips.

No milk - no chocolate - - or anything else that clings that might breed bacteria.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:35 PM

Originally posted by reficul

i use electric heat

NO! Put a bag of frozen peas on it.

Do you have an air purifier and an atomiser to keep the air clean and air moist?
edit on 3-1-2012 by Annee because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:37 PM
again,thank you every one!!!!

i got the honey,but no whiskey! (what kind of scotsman am i!?)

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:45 PM
FYI -- I think the Honey has to be local honey .... a lot of generic store brand honey doesn't have the pollen in it which is what helps.

Try some VICKS vaporub. That stuff is awesome! A bit on your nose, some on the chest, and if you can -- get the vaporizer with the vicks pads and breathe that in for a bit. Or -- hang your head over a hot bowl of water some vicks in it and keep a towl over both so you can breathe that stuff in. Don't pass out!

Strong Coffee / caffeine is also good for asthma.

Cloroseptic (sp?) spray is also good for numbing your throat

I like natural remedies but these are good.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:46 PM

Originally posted by reficul
again,thank you every one!!!!

i got the honey,but no whiskey! (what kind of scotsman am i!?)

Water will work too (just not as fun)

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:47 PM
reply to post by PhoenixDown

Yes VICKS!!!! On the bottom of your feet! Works great I forgot about that one

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:47 PM
Heating pads are bad.

Actually - my adult daughter who has throat problem issues - - - wraps a wool scarf around her neck any time the weather gets damp.

It seems to work. Natural wool. NO to heating pads.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 11:49 PM
reply to post by reficul

Not sure about the rest, but for asthma symptoms a good hot shower where you can inhale the hot steam helps.

Even more -- a steaming hot cup of coffee. Not drinking it so much as inhaling the steam off of it.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 02:51 PM
Popsicles always work good for me.

On the other extreme, hot tea or coffee is good too.

And of course, soup.

posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:39 PM
And a link re: local honey and allergies

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